Abitur in the sign of the Corona crisis: Anyone who attended the Max Born High School on the day of the first major exam in German as a compulsory subject could collect contradicting impressions.
Germering - On the one hand there was an almost unreal calm for a school when entering the house. The notes on the obligation to wear a mask and other hygiene requirements, the students and teachers hurrying only with face protection and the disinfection stand at the break kiosk intensified this mood of this unusual atmosphere.
On the other hand there was also a huge welcome banner on the school front, which wished the high school graduates good luck, a welcome stand on the second floor, where the chair of the parents' council, Michaela Wienke and Eva Kuchler, offered bananas, cereal bars and water to all candidates free of charge and each of the 144 high school graduates Courage to speak. And there were above all the students, who were mostly relaxed and calmly looking for their way into the individual examination rooms.
The preparatory work was immense
The entire second floor was reserved for the test subjects. Headmaster Robert Christoph, who also wished everyone luck, explained that workplaces were created in 14 rooms for ten students each - this was the best way to ensure the rules of distance. In the room itself, the students were allowed to take off their masks.
According to Christoph, the preparatory work for the exam day was enormous. On the day itself, every single teacher is also deployed in one way or another - in addition to the colleagues who had to give the lessons that had started again. In particular, the number of supervisory staff was significantly higher compared to the usual Abitur. A teacher had to be stationed in the corridors every few meters to ensure that everything went smoothly. And the attendance check required going through all 14 rooms.
Without a blueprint - sometimes it works
"It is now my 13th high school diploma as a director. I have never experienced anything like this, ”said Robert Christoph, when the teachers in the examination rooms distributed the tasks at 8 a.m. Despite these adverse circumstances, he also believed that the high school diploma ran properly. In his opinion, the Ministry of Culture but also every single school would have done a very good job here. "If you consider that there is no blueprint for this, it is going very well."
He also does not think that the students are very disadvantaged because of the circumstances. A bonus for the Corona Abitur is therefore not necessary - also because this is unfair to the previous year.
It's math's turn on Tuesday
The German Abitur was the first of three compulsory exams for Bavarian high school students. The math school will continue next Tuesday. And before that, the parents' councils know that after three years of encouragement at the supply stand, the young people have a lot more jitters than before German: "The first day is the most relaxed," says Michaela Wienke. The last freely chosen subject follows on Friday before Pentecost holidays. And then it means waiting for the day of the award ceremony. How this ceremony, which the MBG normally celebrates in the town hall, takes place this year is still completely unclear. Headmaster Christoph, however, promises: “We'll come up with something. It is not possible that the pupils are only allowed to collect the certificates. "